Judaism: The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Deception
Rabbi Chaim RichmanRabbi Chaim Richman is the Director of the International Department of The Temple Institute in Jerusalem.
The story of Jacob and the blessings is a classic tale of deception and intrigue.
But who is deceiving whom?
And who is really being fooled?
Ya'akov dons precious garments and goat skins, but by doing so is he deceiving his father Yitzchak, or is he opening Yitzchak's eyes for the first time to a lifetime of deception he has suffered at the hands of Esau, the real master of the bluff?